The Hollywood Reporter, uh, reports that theater screens to justify milking that cow some more a re-release, as well as the breakthroughs in 3D television technology that would allow this to be sold on DVD after the theatrical run.
Part One, “The Phantom Menace,” would be first out of star-dock in the early months of 2012. After that, each of the films would be released in order at the same time each consecutive year, depending on how well the first re-release does. Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas personally overseeing the process to make sure each one is as perfected as possible. Lucas has said that the “Avatar” experience convinced him that “Star Wars” was ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment. [HeatVision]
Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were the only two shot completely digitally, so I’m not sure how well the other four would convert to 3D, but this is happening anyway. Inevitable, it is. This news was foreseen by UCBComedy in the sketch below written by our own Jon. I mean the Jon who works here, not the john where all my jokes come from. Speaking of which, I almost titled this post Star Wars 3===D ~~~~ because I am a fancy blogger for whom only the classiest titles will suffice.
[Inset picture via TruffleShuffle]
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